Gourmet Mushrooms rolls out heirloom shiitake - The Packer

Gourmet Mushrooms rolls out heirloom shiitake

10/17/2013 11:12:00 AM
Andy Nelson

Courtesy Gourmet Mushrooms Inc.Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. has added a traditional Japanese shiitake mushroom variety to its product roster.

Sebastopol, Calif.-based Gourmet calls the variety the Heirloom Shiitake. The vareity is a thick and meaty variety known for its flavor, according to a company news release.

Like all of Gourmet’s mushrooms, the Heirloom Shiitake is certified organic.

The variety is now available in Grade A large and small; Grade B; and a baby shiitake version.

The Heirloom Shiitake is “carefully graded for excellence” and harvested “at the proper maturity with the edges of the cap distinctively inrolled,” according to the release.

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